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John Galliano Found Guilty Of Racist Comments

Sep 8, 2011 08:55 AM

JohnGalliano230.jpgDesigner John Galliano has been convicted in Paris of hate crimes on Thursday after marking racist and anti-Semetic remarks.

He was fined 6,000 Euros (about $8,500.)

The designer was not in court to hear the ruling. His attorney called the decision "wise" and said Galliano, 50, is "relieved."

The fine is suspended on the conditional term that he not be found guilty of any crime in France for five years. He must also pay a small court fee to the French government.

The results stem from Galliano's Feb. 24 arrest, when he was accused of assaulting two people at a cafe. The second was an Oct. 8, 2010, incident at the same cafe, where he was accused of insulting a woman. She came forward after the Feb. 24 arrest.

Galliano was fired from Dior following the incidents. In February he left France to enter The Meadows rehab center in Arizona. He was released in April. On June 22, he took the stand in court and testified that he didn't remember the Feb. 24 incident because he was addicted to sleeping pills, Valium and alcohol.




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John Galliano Ignores Questions About Anti-Semitic Outbursts

Apr 11, 2011 01:24 PM

John Galliano kept his mouth shut about his anti-semitic outbursts as he waded through LAX Sunday, even when one on-looker called the disgraced designer a "f**king racist."

Galliano was recently let go from his post as head designer at Christian Dior after an anti-semitic rant caught on tape caused Oscar-winner Natalie Portman (the face of Miss Dior Cherie) refused to be associated him in any way.

Galliano since issued an apology and entered rehab, but it looks like his reputation may be permanently ruined.




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Karl Lagerfield On John Galliano Controversy: "It's A Horrible Image For Fashion, I'm Furious With Him"

Mar 2, 2011 01:18 PM

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John Galliano's drunken anti-Semitic rant got him fired from Christian Dior, and now one of his fashion colleagues is speaking out.

Fashion icon Karl Lagerfield released the following statement:

    "I’m furious, if you want to know. I’m furious that it could happen, because the question is no longer even whether he really said it. The image has gone around the world. It’s a horrible image for fashion, because they think that every designer and everything in fashion is like this. This is what makes me crazy in that story.

    The thing is, we are a business world where, especially today, with the Internet, one has to be more careful than ever, especially if you are a publicly known person. You cannot go in the street and be drunk — there are things you cannot do... I’m furious with him because of the harm he did to LVMH and [chairman and ceo] Bernard Arnault, who is a friend, and who supported him more than he supported any other designer in his group, because Dior is his favorite label. It’s as if he had his child hurt."

Ouch! Aside from this drama, Galliano did get some good news regarding a recent case involving trademark rights to his famous name. A U.N.-appointed arbitrator just ruled that the domain name galliano.fr must be given to the designer within the next ten days.

As for the alleged anti-Semitic rant, Galliano has issued an apology. Read what he had to say ... after the jump.




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John Galliano Apologizes For Anti-Semitic Slurs, Enters Rehab

Mar 2, 2011 09:45 AM

galliano012210_04_230.jpgAfter being let go from his coveted job as lead designer at Christian Dior, due to anti-Semitic slurs he's made, John Galliano has released a formal apology to all those he may have offended.

Galliano released a statement Wednesday expressing:

    "Since the events of last Thursday evening I have not been able to make any public comment on what took place based upon advice from my French lawyer. However, given the continuing delays at the French Prosecutor's Office I should make my position clear. I completely deny the claims made against me and have fully co-operated with the police investigation. A number of independent witnesses have given evidence and have told the police that I was subjected to verbal harassment and an unprovoked assault when an individual tried to hit me with a chair having taken violent exception to my look and my clothing."

The designer goes on to say:

    "For these reasons I have commenced proceedings for defamation and the threats made against me. However, I fully accept that the accusations made against me have greatly shocked and upset people. I must take responsibility for the circumstances in which I found myself and for allowing myself to be seen to be behaving in the worst possible light. I only have myself to blame and I know that I must face up to my own failures and that I must work hard to gain people's understanding and compassion."

Thankfully Galliano has decided to seek treatment, he reveals:

    "To start this process I am seeking help and all I can hope for in time is to address the personal failure which led to these circumstances and try and earn people's forgiveness."

The designer reportedly left France Wednesday to enter a rehabilitation facility for alcohol abuse, according to the New York Times. While it is unknown exactly where he is seeking treatment, it's been rumored the designer is at The Meadows facility in Wickenberg, Ariz., where Donatella Versace and Elton John have also been treated.




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John Galliano Could Face Jail Time For Racial Abuse

Feb 28, 2011 11:10 AM

johngalliano230228.jpg John Galliano was suspended by Dior on Friday after three individuals accused him of racial abuse, and now the fashion designer is facing charges of defamation, injury, and menace along with potential jail time!

Galliano was arrested last Thursday for verbally assaulting Philippe Virgiti and Géraldine Bloch at La Perle cafe in Paris, and a third unnamed person is filing charges against the designer for a similar incident that took place several months ago. The Sun has a video of Galliano drunkenly proclaiming, "I love Hitler ... People like you would be dead. Your mothers, your forefathers, would all be f*cking gassed." When the woman recording the video asks if he has a problem, he responds, "With you. You're ugly." It appears as though the woman in the video is the one who is now stepping forward, and Bloch and Virgiti accused Galliano of similar racial insults at the exact same bar.

Galliano is expected to meet with all three plaintiffs today, and his lawyer has reportedly produced three witness reports that state Galliano never made "any racist or anti-Semitic remarks." If convicted for insult, Galliano could face up to a year in prison and a fine of 22,500 euros (about $31,000), and if he's convicted of defamation, he faces a year in prison and a fine of 45,000 euros (about $62,000).




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John Galliano Keeps It Simple In A Little Black Speedo

Aug 22, 2008 03:31 PM

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I usually make fun of guys in speedos, unless they're pro athletes with amazing bodies like, oh, Michael Phelps. However, John Galliano is a notable exception - the guy is a fashion god, so as far as I'm concerned, he can wear whatever he wants. The genius Dior designer was spotted enjoying the sun, sand and surf in St. Tropez with his hunky boyfriend earlier today.




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